Another dot in the blogosphere?


Posted on: March 27, 2021

I spotted this on display outside a preschool. I am glad that kids are taught not just the three Rs of going green, but also the “new” fourth R: Refuse.

As in refusing to take a plastic bag when you already have a reusable one. Refusing the offer to put each bun a small plastic bag and every bagged bun in a bigger bag. Refusing to double bag when it is not necessary.

And also as in refusing to give in when others stay wilfully ignorant. Or refusing to believe media reports at face value.

The first set of refusals is based on knowledge that shapes behaviour. The second is about mindset. I hope the kids learn both as they progress through school.


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